William T. Griffin

Male27 March 1812–4 November 1889

Brief Life History of William T.

When William T. Griffin was born on 27 March 1812, in Pendleton, Virginia, United States, his father, Jonathan Elisha Griffin Sr, was 35 and his mother, Rachel Sharp, was 25. He married Elizabeth M. Rodgers in 1838, in Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 13 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Marion Township, Jasper, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Sycamore, Montgomery, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 4 November 1889, in Edmond, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Edmond Township, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

William T. Griffin
Elizabeth M. Rodgers
Marriage: 1838
Joseph N Griffin
Samuel Young Griffin
James M Griffin
Levi J Griffin
Adam Bland Griffin
Andrew Watts Griffin
Sarah Ann "Sally" Griffin
Robert O Griffin
Adonijah Harris Griffin
William F. Griffin
John Luther Griffin
Rachel Griffin
Alfons R. Griffin
Alfred R. Griffin
Peter Charles Griffin

Sources (25)

  • William Griffin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Griffin, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • William T Griffin, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1838Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (15)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 7

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 12

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 24

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: from the personal name Gruffin, Griffin, a pet form of Middle Welsh Gruffudd. In the Welsh border counties this name was introduced directly from Welsh, and in the eastern counties of England by Bretons from France who came over with the Norman conquest.

    Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha ‘descendant of Gríobhtha’, a personal name from gríobh ‘gryphon’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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